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Indian Health Service cites strides in era of COVID-19 as challenges linger
Indian Health Service cites strides in era of COVID-19 as challenges linger (June 22, 2020)

The Indian Health Service has brought a troubled hospital back from the brink as the Trump administration challenges a ruling in a treaty rights case.


'Justice for Kozee!': Native women seek stronger charges for death of Kozee Decorah
'Justice for Kozee!': Native women seek stronger charges for death of Kozee Decorah (June 16, 2020)

Family and friends are demanding justice for Kozee Decorah, a 22-year-old woman from the Ho-Chunk Nation who was killed on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska.


'Callous and dangerous': Tribes see COVID-19 spitting incidents amid rise in cases
'Callous and dangerous': Tribes see COVID-19 spitting incidents amid rise in cases (May 25, 2020)

A coronavirus scare at a grocery store on the Omaha Reservation forced a tribally-owned corporation to conduct an expensive deep cleaning of the business.


Urban Indian couple helps community amid coronavirus crisis
Urban Indian couple helps community amid coronavirus crisis (March 23, 2020)

With many people staying inside to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a Lakota man went from house to house, delivering much-needed supplies to people in need.


'We’ve got to pay attention': Omaha Tribe declares emergency amid health and safety crisis
'We’ve got to pay attention': Omaha Tribe declares emergency amid health and safety crisis (February 24, 2020)

The Omaha Tribe of declared a state of emergency following weeks of tragedy in the community.


'This really signifies the need in the community': Native firm expands counseling services
'This really signifies the need in the community': Native firm expands counseling services (February 20, 2020)

A Native woman-owned counseling firm with offices in three tribal communities is expanding its reach.


Gabe Galanda: The United States must help stop disenrollment
Gabe Galanda: The United States must help stop disenrollment (February 7, 2020)

Indigenous America is once again facing off with disenrollment.


'It makes it hard to like your people': #StopDisenrolllment campaign returns amid rise in tribal removals
'It makes it hard to like your people': #StopDisenrolllment campaign returns amid rise in tribal removals (January 27, 2020)

Disenrollment is once again on the rise, according to tribal advocates and victims of a practice seen as unfair and dehumanizing.


'We'll fight the good fight': Lawmakers tackle Indigenous issues at state capitol
'We'll fight the good fight': Lawmakers tackle Indigenous issues at state capitol (January 15, 2020)

Two state senators in Nebraska, including the first and only Native lawmaker, are working to create greater awareness of Indigenous issues, culture and history.


'When they do turn for help, nobody believes them': Native women hold vigil in honor of Ashlea Aldrich
'When they do turn for help, nobody believes them': Native women hold vigil in honor of Ashlea Aldrich (January 14, 2020)

As authorities investigate the death of Ashlea Aldrich, Native women gathered to discuss the violence that plagues their communities.


'This is one of the most heartbreaking issues': Young Native woman's death tied to domestic violence
'This is one of the most heartbreaking issues': Young Native woman's death tied to domestic violence (January 10, 2020)

The aunt of a Native woman whose body was found in a field on her reservation this week said Ashlea Aldrich’s gruesome death demonstrates the need for swift and aggressive action by tribal leaders to combat domestic violence.


Death of woman on Omaha Reservation under investigation
Death of woman on Omaha Reservation under investigation (January 8, 2020)

Ashlea Aldrich, a young mother, was killed in what her mother said was a crime of domestic violence.


Trump's nominee for Indian Health Service promises positive changes
Trump's nominee for Indian Health Service promises positive changes (December 12, 2019)

What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.


Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum
Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum (August 19, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.


Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race
Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race (July 25, 2019)

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.


Omaha elder and educator Winona 'Hawatay' Caramony passes on at age of 94
Omaha elder and educator Winona 'Hawatay' Caramony passes on at age of 94 (July 1, 2019)

Winona 'Hawatay' Mitchell Caramony was the oldest living Omaha tribal citizen and one of her tribe’s last fluent speakers.


Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding
Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding (March 19, 2019)

In the wake of unprecedented flooding, the Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking donations of bottled water and baby supplies, even as it continues to make repairs to damaged infrastructure.


Rally shows support for tribal elder at center of #MAGA confrontation
Rally shows support for tribal elder at center of #MAGA confrontation (January 21, 2019)

Supporters of Nathan Phillips braved subzero temperatures to show solidarity with the tribal elder at the center of a widely-seen confrontation in the nation's capital.


VIDEO: Indigenous Peoples March spokesperson talks about #MAGA incident
VIDEO: Indigenous Peoples March spokesperson talks about #MAGA incident (January 20, 2019)

'I got very concerned and afraid that violence or some sort of physical confrontation was going to break out,' activist Chase Iron Eyes said of the widely-condemned incident.


VIDEO: Omaha elder taunted by #MAGA youth at Indigenous Peoples March
VIDEO: Omaha elder taunted by #MAGA youth at Indigenous Peoples March (January 19, 2019)

The Indigenous Peoples March in the nation's capital was marred by a confrontation between a Native elder and #MAGA youth.


'They have no heart': Native veteran being forced out of his home
'They have no heart': Native veteran being forced out of his home (November 21, 2018)

Eugene Pappan and his family feel like refuges in their own tribal homeland.


'I was born an Omaha and I'm going to die an Omaha'
'I was born an Omaha and I'm going to die an Omaha' (November 6, 2018)

The Omaha Tribe is defending its decision to remove dually-enrolled citizens from the rolls.


Three sentenced for roles in murder on Winnebago Reservation
Three sentenced for roles in murder on Winnebago Reservation (September 10, 2018)

Three tribal citizens have been sentenced for the murder of a 32-year-old man on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska.


Omaha Tribe theft case results in guilty pleas from all defendants
Omaha Tribe theft case results in guilty pleas from all defendants (September 10, 2018)

Nine people have admitted they misused health care funds that were provided to Omaha Tribe.


Omaha language institute attracts students and teachers of all ages
Omaha language institute attracts students and teachers of all ages (July 23, 2018)

Nearly 100 people participated in the 2nd annual Umónhon-Pónka Summer Institute in Nebraska.


Winnebago Tribe set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation
Winnebago Tribe set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation (June 27, 2018)

An Indian Health Service hospital is getting a new name as it comes under the control of the Winnebago Tribe.


Trailblazing tribal hospital lands on 'Most Endangered Historic Places' list
Trailblazing tribal hospital lands on 'Most Endangered Historic Places' list (June 26, 2018)

As the first Native physician, Susan LaFlesche Picotte was a trailblazer. Efforts to preserve her legacy just got a big boost.


Muscogee Nation clashes with state in reservation boundary dispute
Muscogee Nation clashes with state in reservation boundary dispute (May 21, 2018)

The Muscogee Nation and the state of Oklahoma are headed into a historic sovereignty clash thanks to the Supreme Court.


Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (May 1, 2018)

As a key deadline looms, the Winnebago Tribe has named two executives who will manage the troubled hospital on the reservation.


Winnebago Tribe moves forward with takeover of troubled hospital
Winnebago Tribe moves forward with takeover of troubled hospital (February 6, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is moving forward with plans to take over the troubled Indian Health Service hospital on its reservation.


Omaha Tribe working to restore hospital built by first Native American doctor
Omaha Tribe working to restore hospital built by first Native American doctor (December 21, 2017)

The Omaha Tribe is working with historians and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs to restore the historic hospital built in the early 1900s by Susan La Flesche, the first Native American physician.


Omaha Tribe leaders and former leaders headed to trials for theft of federal funds
Omaha Tribe leaders and former leaders headed to trials for theft of federal funds (December 15, 2017)

Eight current and former leaders of the Omaha Tribe are headed to trials in connection with the theft of federal health funds.


Omaha Tribe fires back after being accused of mismanaging federal disaster funds
Omaha Tribe fires back after being accused of mismanaging federal disaster funds (December 8, 2017)

The Omaha Tribe is firing back after being accused of failing to properly spend Federal Emergency Management Agency funds following disastrous flooding along the Missouri River in 2011.


Omaha Tribe 'mismanaged' nearly $14 million in funds after disastrous flooding
Omaha Tribe 'mismanaged' nearly $14 million in funds after disastrous flooding (December 6, 2017)

The Omaha Tribe has been cut off by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after an audit found major problems with its handling of disaster funds.


Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved
Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved (November 20, 2017)

Reaction from Indian Country was strong and swift as tribes and tribal citizens criticized the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.


Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital
Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital (November 15, 2017)

The Winnebago Tribe is moving to take over management of the hospital on its reservation in Nebraska, more than two years after federal officials cut off key funding sources for the troubled facility.


Indian Health Service patients warned of exposure to HIV and other diseases
Indian Health Service patients warned of exposure to HIV and other diseases (August 3, 2017)

Patients a troubled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska may have been exposed to HIV and other serious diseases.


Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska receive Cobell buy-back offers
Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska receive Cobell buy-back offers (May 22, 2017)

Some $28.1 million went out to Winnebago Reservation and another $16.9 million was directed to he Omaha Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Winnebago champs trounce rival Omahas in yearly matchup
Native Sun News Today: Winnebago champs trounce rival Omahas in yearly matchup (December 14, 2016)

'They call it rez ball,' fifth year Winnebago Head Coach Jeff Berridge said


Three more tribes enter into Cobell land buy-back agreements
Three more tribes enter into Cobell land buy-back agreements (September 8, 2016)

So far more than 44,000 individual Indian landowners have been paid nearly $883.8 million through the program.


Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue
Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue (July 13, 2016)

Tribes and lawmakers question whether the agency is making progress in the troubled Great Plains Area.


Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health Service
Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health Service (July 12, 2016)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe have been hit hard by reductions in services at facilities in their communities.


Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into payments
Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into payments (June 27, 2016)

Several council members and some employees received $389,000 in 'incentive' payments that are now being questioned.


Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term
Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term (June 20, 2016)

A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.


Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Hospital sees shakeup in staff
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Hospital sees shakeup in staff (June 7, 2016)

Only weeks after Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellowbird Steele pledged to close the Aberdeen Area Office and contract out the emergency room in Pine Ridge, federal officials opted to hire a contractor to do just that.


Indian Health Service announces more hires at troubled hospital
Indian Health Service announces more hires at troubled hospital (May 25, 2016)

The Omaha Winnebago Hospital in Nebraska can no longer bill for Medicaid and Medicare after losing certification last summer.


Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill
Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill (May 25, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a field hearing on S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, in June.


Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms
Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms (May 18, 2016)

AB Staffing Solutions will run the Winnebago, Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals in the Great Plains Area for at least one year.


Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service
Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service (May 12, 2016)

'Tribal members are literally dying due to inadequate care,' the Republican lawmaker from South Dakota said.


Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service
Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service (May 5, 2016)

The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association supports the Government Accountability Office audit.


Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilities
Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilities (May 2, 2016)

The Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals can continue to bill for Medicaid and Medicare services while improvements are being made.


Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient care
Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient care (April 29, 2016)

A lack of physicians and other key staff, along with aging infrastructure and equipment, contribute to delays for American Indians and Alaska Natives.


Omaha Tribe welcomes long overdue assistance for 2011 disaster
Omaha Tribe welcomes long overdue assistance for 2011 disaster (April 20, 2016)

Flooding along the Missouri River caused extensive damage on the Nebraska and Iowa sides of the reservation.


Indian Health Service seeks new contracts for emergency rooms
Indian Health Service seeks new contracts for emergency rooms (April 20, 2016)

The agency solicited bids for three emergency rooms in the troubled Great Plains region.


President of Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes scrutiny of IHS hospital
President of Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes scrutiny of IHS hospital (April 12, 2016)

The facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has been suffering from problems for more than five years.


Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme Court
Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme Court (April 12, 2016)

In his opinion for a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas was careful to keep alive a potential challenge to the tribe’s regulatory authority in the portion of the reservation occupied by non-Indians.


Indian Health Service failing to make progress in troubled region
Indian Health Service failing to make progress in troubled region (April 11, 2016)

Yet another facility in the Great Plains Area stands to lose certification due to numerous deficiencies.


New leader of Indian Health Service plans big trip to Great Plains
New leader of Indian Health Service plans big trip to Great Plains (March 23, 2016)

Mary Smith, who was named acting director of the agency earlier this month, wants to hear from 'all of the tribes' in a region that has been under intense scrutiny in Indian Country and in Congress.


Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case
Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case (March 23, 2016)

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) is standing down -- for now -- after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory in a closely-watched reservation diminishment case.


Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case
Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case (March 22, 2016)

By a unanimous vote, the justices determined that Congress did not intend to change the boundaries of the tribe's reservation in Nebraska.